Mt. Jefferson
Mt. Jefferson
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Submitted on December 30, 2022 by newenglandskier13 (695 Rating695)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeRetail Price
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions100% open; Packed Powder, Variable Conditions
Glades GladesProbably skiable with care, but I didn't try. Recent logging has opened up glades across the mountain.
Moguls Mogulsnone
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)none
Run of the Day Run of the DaySpruce Alley
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageRather expensive for a mountain of this size. A chicken burger, fries, and a drink were $16.
Comments CommentsYesterday, I finally got the chance to ski at an area that's been on my list for a while, and is one of the last few areas in the state which I hadn't skied at, Mount Jefferson in Lee. The ski area has 432' of vertical, which is served by a classic Hall T-bar.

The mountain relies on natural snow, so cover was quite thin yesterday, but the it was 100% open, and they did a good job packing the snow. Every trail was packed, except for the steep double black diamond, Pine Sluice Cut-Off. This trail was quite fun, and had some good leftover powder stashes. The mountain skis bigger than its vertical would suggest, and there is more than enough terrain to keep you occupied for a full day of skiing. The terrain is interesting, and the trails have a lot of variation and character. My personal favorite yesterday was Spruce Alley, which is a narrow trail that passes through an old halfpipe.

The mountain has a great community of people supporting it, and it was good to see so many kids out enjoying the slopes. Most people showed up in the afternoon, and I actually was the only skier on the mountain for about the first hour. Even in the afternoon, the mountain never got busy, and there was never a line of more than 10 people. The tubing park looked like it stayed busy throughout the day.

The owners have started selling firewood as an additional source of revenue, and they will also start selling lumber as well. They are hoping to eventually make enough money to install a snowmaking system, which would be a game changer for the mountain. Future ambitions also call for the installation of a chairlift.
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